liquefy

[lik-wuh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), liquefied, liquefying.
to make or become liquid.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lyquefyen < Old French liquefier, translation of Latin liquefacere to melt (see liquefacient); see -fy

liquefiable, adjective
liquefier, noun
nonliquefiable, adjective
nonliquefying, adjective
reliquefy, verb, reliquefied, reliquefying.
unliquefiable, adjective
unliquefied, adjective

evanesce, evaporate, liquefy, melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize.


melt, fuse, dissolve, thaw; condense.


solidify; evaporate.
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liquefy (ˈlɪkwɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid]
 
liquefaction
 
n
 
lique'factive
 
adj
 
'liquefiable
 
adj
 
'liquefier
 
n

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liquefy
early 15c., from O.Fr. liquefier, from L. liquefacere "make liquid, melt," from liquere "be fluid" + facere "to make" (see factitious).
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Example sentences
Unfortunately, an earthquake might liquefy the core of the dam.
During this technique, ultrasonic vibrations are used to liquefy fat cells.
There are billions of petro-dollars at stake, which liquefy and ooze corruption
  on everyone.
The cooled, compressed process stream is expanded to liquefy the natural gas.
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